Gold is much heavier than lead. It is very dense. Another rather simple way to think of this is that if the density of water is 1 g/cc then the density of gold is 19.3 times greater than water. Water weighs about 8.3 pounds per gallon.
Also, what elements are heavier than lead?
Depending on where you want to count elements, there are over 20 elements denser than lead. As Joel says, Osmium is the densest element known, but some more common elements are mercury, gold, platinum, uranium, and tungsten.
Is Steel heavier than lead?
Steel is less dense than lead. The pellets weigh one-third less than lead pellets of the same size. Steel retains less energy and may not kill birds cleanly at the same ranges. Steel with the same weight and shot size contains more pellets than lead, making loads that contain more shot than necessary.
What is the heaviest substance known to man?
For now, the new substance will be principally known as element 118 for the number of protons in its nucleus, more than in any other element occurring naturally or produced in the laboratory. Hydrogen, the lightest element, has one proton in its nucleus, and uranium, the heaviest naturally occurring element, has 92.